See also:trench dug out of the
See also:earth for defensive and other purposes .
See also:Water naturally collects in such trenches, and hence the word is applied to natural and artificial channels filled with water, as appears in the proverbial expression "
See also:February fill-dyke," and in the names of many narrow water-ways in East Anglia . "
See also:Dike " also is naturally used of the
See also:bank of earth thrown up out of the ditch, and so of any
See also:dam or
See also:causeway, particularly the defensive
See also:works in
See also:Holland, the Fen
See also:district of England, and other low-lying districts which are liable to flooding by the
See also:sea or
See also:rivers (see HOLLAND and
See also:FENS) . In Scotland any
See also:wall, fence or even hedge, used as a boundary is called a dyke . In geology the
See also:term is applied to wall-like masses or
See also:rock (sometimes projecting beyond the surrounding
See also:surface) which fill up vertical or highly inclined fissures in the strata .
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